Les Enfants Unis 4 (2) Group
For the past fifteen years Marie has sold sandals at the market. Her business strategy is to call her loyal customers and let them know when she has new sandals at her stand.
Marie has received two previous loans from Kiva's partner, HOPE Congo, and has a good repayment record. She is now applying for a 2,500,000 XAF loan for her group. She will use her fifth to buy more sandals to sell.
In the future, Marie wants to have a store in which to house her business. Her wish is to buy a piece of land for her family.
About HOPE Congo S.A.: HOPE Congo S.A. is a start-up microfinance institution located in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. As of 2009, the Republic of the Congo was the 136th-ranked country in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index. The average life expectancy is in the low 50s and food insecurity poses a constant threat to ordinary people’s well-being. Through the creation of community banks, HOPE Congo provides credit, savings, and training for entrepreneurs in Brazzaville. With their services, they aim to nourish a culture of saving and an independent community of responsible and self-sustaining entrepreneurs.
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